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Osteoporosis board

Margaret, are you past menopause yet? If so, Evista might be a good choice for you. That's what I'm taking, for breast cancer (stage 1, lumpectomy+radiation, 1999) and osteoporosis. I had the five-year course of tamoxifen, and after that they wanted me to take aromatase inhibitors, but they're bad for the bones. My onc. ordered a baseline DXA and that's when we discovered I was -3.0 in the spine. He wanted to do IV Zometa to boost my bones before starting the aromatase inhibitors, but after doing my research I decided to go on the Evista instead.